The Lucky Cat

According to Japanese tradition, every business should have a Beckoning Cat to welcome in good fortune. Such a creature is especially welcome in the New Year. Here is a friendly cat, already to welcome in health and prosperity. Ink and collage.  At the beginning of my 2013/2014 Japan Sketch book.  It was much too cold to sketch outside at the time and part of the pleasure of any trip is the remembering afterwards. 20140117-215443.jpg